William Murdoch BUCHANAN

BUCHANAN, William Murdoch, D.D.S

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Cape Breton North and Victoria (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
November 30, 1897
Deceased Date
September 5, 1966
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Murdoch_Buchanan
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=f7e5c66c-95a2-48a2-aa2a-ca72ced55fb5&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
dentist

Parliamentary Career

August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
LIB
  Cape Breton North and Victoria (Nova Scotia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 4)


March 29, 1957

1. What was the final cost of the Alexander Graham Bell museum erected in Baddeck in 1956?

2. Did the provincial government share in this project?

3. If so, in what respect and at what cost?

Answer by: Hon. Jean Lesage (Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources):

1. $409,794.

2. Yes.

3. The province of Nova Scotia has shared in this project through its agreement to contribute to the federal government the area of approximately 14 acres of land on which the museum stands. The department has no record of the cost incurred by the government of the province of Nova Scotia in obtaining this land for use by the federal government.

Topic:   ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MUSEUM, BADDECK, N.S.
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March 18, 1957

What was the final cost of the federal public building erected in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, in 1956?

Answer by: Mr. Bourgei, Parliamentary

Assistant, for the Minister of Public Works:

$107,168.01, including the cost of the site.

[The following items were passed in committee of supply]:

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDING, BADDECK, N.S.
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March 8, 1957

1. Has the government of Nova Scotia requested the federal Department of Public Works to agree to include a bridge across the Bras d'Or lake as part of the trans-Canada highway?

2. If so, what decision has been reached?

Answer by: Mr. Bourgel, Parliamentary

Assistant, for the Minister of Public Works:

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

[The following item was passed in committee of supply]:

Topic:   ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY, NOVA SCOTIA
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February 22, 1957

Mr. Buchanan:

Mr. Chairman, while we are discussing this resolution and museums in general I should like to take this opportunity to say that in the constituency which I represent, Cape Breton North and Victoria, there was opened last summer a museum which I might say, with all deference to my hon. friend from New Brunswick, cannot be duplicated. It was erected in recognition of

a great humanitarian, one of the greatest men of all ages. I refer to Dr. Alexander Graham Bell.

It is perhaps fitting that this museum has been erected on the grounds or near where Dr. Bell did most of his experimenting and very much of his research work, particularly in the field of aviation.

It was at Baddeck that he experimented with and produced the first heavier than air machine to fly in the British Empire. I might say, too, sir, that it was Baddeck this great man chose as his last resting place. He and Mrs. Bell are buried at Beinn Breagh surrounded by the beautiful Bras d'Or lakes and by the brooding beauty of the Cape Breton hills.

This building is of unique design. When Dr. Bell experimented with his flying machines he built kites in a tetrahedroid shape, and this motif can be plainly discerned in the design of the building. I should like at this time to pay tribute to the great personal interest the Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources has taken in this building. He followed its development from the beginning with keen interest as did his predecessor in office, who is now the Minister of Public Works. We in Cape Breton North and Victoria and in fact all the people of Nova Scotia are greatly indebted to the minister and his staff for the great interest they displayed and their efforts on our behalf in order that we might have this great museum.

I should also like to pay tribute to the family of Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, the Grosvenor family and the Fairchild family. Mrs. Fairchild and Mrs. Grosvenor are daughters of Dr. Bell. At considerable expense and sacrifice they gathered together all the things of interest that touched on the life of Dr. Alexander Graham Bell. At this time I should also like to pay tribute to the staff of the museum, who are always so interested in this great collection and who are consistently courteous to the tourists who visit the museum by the thousands during the summer.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NORTHERN AFFAIRS AND NATIONAL RESOURCES ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF TWO NATIONAL MUSEUMS
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February 7, 1957

1. To how many citizens in Nova Scotia was the disability allowance awarded during 1956?

2. What is the total number of citizens in Nova Scotia receiving an allowance under the Disabled Persons Act?

Answer by: Hon. Paul Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare):

1. Records furnished by the province of Nova Scotia show a total of 386 applicants awarded disabled persons allowances in the calendar year 1956.

2. 1,409 as at December 31, 1956.

Topic:   ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DISABILITY ALLOWANCES, NOVA SCOTIA
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